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Gruffalo Table Mats and Runner

Project by Paula Milner- The Crafty Lass

You Will Need:

  • Fabric

  • Thread

  • Wadding


Craft Essentials:

  • Sewing Machine

  • Large Plate (or similar)

  • Pen or pencil

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Pins

  • Tape Measure

  • Iron


How to Make

Table Mat

1. Table Mat- Select, Cut & Press

Select, measure and cut out your fabrics. Press if needed.

You will need the below measurements:


Round Table Mats

Top Fabric 35cm x 35cm - 1 piece per mat

Back Fabric 35cm x 35cm - 1 piece per mat

Wadding 35cm x 35cm - 1 piece per mat



2. Table Mat- Template

Place your fabrics RST (Right Sides Together) and place your large plate or charger onto the fabric to draw round. Alternatively, you could use a compass to create a large circle. The one I have used is 33cm in width. Draw round and cut out.






































3. Table Mat- Wadding

Repeat with 1 layer of wadding.



4. Table Mat- Sew

Place your wadding down and then fabrics RST on top. Sew all the way around the outside edge using a 1cm seam allowance, leaving enough room to turn out the right way.



5. Table Mat- Turn Out

Turn out and push the edges out as far as you can. Press, pin the open edge into position if needed and then sew all the way around the edge in either a straight or decorative topstitch. Secure your threads.


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Table Runner

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1. Table Runner- Select, Cut & Press

Select, measure and cut out your fabrics. Press if needed.


You will need the below measurements:

Runner

Top 1st (main) fabric 54cm x 45cm - 4 pieces

Top 2nd (strips) fabric 5cm x 45cm - 5 pieces

Back fabric 235cm x 45cm






































2. Table Runner- Front Sew

Using a straight running stitch with a 0.5-1cm seam allowance, start connecting each piece together alternately along the 45cm edge. Starting with a 5cm strip, then your main fabric, then a 5cm strip and onwards. As I have used a ‘directional’ print (where the Gruffalo and character friends are all stood in one direction) I have chosen to rotate the fabric in the alternate panels so that people on both sides of the table runner can see the characters correctly. Depending on your fabrics, will depend on how you want to do this.







































































3. Table Runner- Backing Fabric

Place your now sewn together front fabrics, and your backing fabric RST. Using a straight running stitch and a 1cm seam allowance, sew all the way around leaving a gap for turning out. Press.






































4. Table Runner- Turn Out

Turn out, push the edges and corners out as far as you can. Press, pin the open edge into position if needed and then sew all the way around the edge in either a straight or decorative topstitch. Secure your threads.



Et voila… Table mats and table runner!



To see more from Paula follow her on Instagram @thecraftylass



Made by Paula Milner for The Craft Cotton Co 2022



















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